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Epiphileon
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 8:28:19 AM

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If you have never read Roget's original introduction to his Thesaurus, then you have missed one of the most exquisite essays concerning language ever written. I was reminded of this while reading Joseph's thread in the computing section. As I have time I will be searching for an e-version of it to link to.
catskincatskin
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 10:56:33 AM
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Thanks for the recommendation Epiphileon. Here's a link, from Google Books. The intro starts on page 11.

Epiphileon
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 11:32:35 AM

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catskincatskin wrote:
Thanks for the recommendation Epiphileon. Here's a link, from Google Books. The intro starts on page 11.



Thanks so much Catskincatskin, this is my day, to get stuff done I really don't want to do, so I've been out cleaning the barn.
Isaac Samuel
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 11:36:06 AM
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Thank you both for the tip and the link. I have downloaded and saved to read at leisure.
StarryNight
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 11:43:40 AM
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You know I usually skip all the introductions in the books I have because I never really wanted to read them. However, I think I might begin looking over some of them, especcally if they are anything like Roget's introduction essay, which was truely wonderfull. Thanks for the recommendation and for the link.
unarayanadas
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Thank you Epiphileon and catskincatskin for the link.
Luftmarque
Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009 10:22:02 PM

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Great link! Thx. I love introductions, and I love the way English was once written.
MiTziGo
Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 10:59:05 AM
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Great essay Epiphileon. Thanks for the recommendation.
fred
Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:25:38 AM
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Epiphileon wrote:
If you have never read Roget's original introduction to his Thesaurus, then you have missed one of the most exquisite essays concerning language ever written. I was reminded of this while reading Joseph's thread in the computing section. As I have time I will be searching for an e-version of it to link to.


I read it.
What is the foundation that author is standing on?
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